Edward V. Robertson, Wyoming (according to an inscription on the stretcher) Mrs. Cass Moeller (according to a label on the reverse)
Edward Vivian Robertson was born in Cardiff, Wales in 1881. He immigrated to the United States in 1912, settling in Cody, Wyoming. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1942, serving until 1949. He died in Pendleton, Wyoming in 1963.
Oil on canvas, not lined. The canvas is loose on the stretcher. The work is thickly painted and there is craquelure evident throughout, especially in the architecture. Under UV light, there is retouching throughout the architecture and the sand at center. There is additional scattered retouching in the dress of the woman at center and her outstretched arm. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.